So Germany have won the World Cup. Which means they have won the World Cup held in a year ending with the number “4”, the preceding number being an odd number (that is, every twenty years) since the resumption of the World Cup after World War II, except for 1994, when they won it in 1990 instead. Germany (or West Germany before re-unification) have won the World Cup in 1954, 1974, 1990 and now 2014.
Which brings me back back to an older superstition – Spurs winning the FA Cup in years ending with the number “1”:
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